Business Buyers Success Stories

Sam Goldenberg & Associates shepherded Jean Devine into Santa Fe's beloved Garcia Street Books.   By Justin Horwarth | The New Mexican Jul 10, 2017 The new owner of Garcia Street Books is banking that an old formula, encouraging customers to browse, will help the independent bookstore survive in the age of Amazon’s Kindle and other online services that have eaten into the profit margins of brick-and-mortar booksellers across the nation. Jean Devine, 63, said she wants the 15,000-square-foot...

The New Mexican By Bruce Krasnow July 12, 2017 [caption id="attachment_567515" align="alignleft" width="351"] Jennifer Day and executive chef of New Mexico Fine Dining. Photo credits Luis Sánchez Saturno.[/caption] A Santa Fe couple who own vacation rentals, car dealerships and furniture stores has purchased four local restaurants with the promise of reopening two that are now closed and tripling their Santa Fe workforce by next year. Jim and Jennifer Day are now the owners of Georgia and Bouche, as well as the closed Bobcat Bite and a restaurant space at 227 Galisteo St. that was home to Galisteo Bistro but will reopen under the Italian name “A Mano.” The couple recently lived in San Antonio, Texas, but has owned a home in Santa Fe for 16 years and lived here full time for nine years. Jennifer Day is an interior designer and fiber artist. Jim Day is a competitive bicycle rider who graduated with a Master of Business Administration from the University of Texas. Together they own several car dealerships in Texas as well as 50 Aaron’s furniture franchises in 10 states. They also own the Escondido Ranch in Central New Mexico, which will be the primary source of grass-fed beef sold at their Santa Fe restaurants.

We enjoyed reading about the success SGA's client and restaurant buyer Lane Sanders and is having with his new enterprise Elevation Bistro, formerly the Atomic Bar and Grill. We handled the sale of this downtown restaurant in Fall 2013 and Lane immediately impressed at the time. The Santa Fe Reporter recently stopped by the bistro to give us a behind-the-scenes look at what is happening at one of the only handful of Santa Fe's late-night dining...